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Aug 16, 2015 Claypatch commented on Reader Survey: Is Astrology Real?.
Having been a FWA reader since I lived in Santa Cruz CA in the 80s, where Rob first started writing FWA, I have to say its great to see all the FWA love being expressed above. And yes it is sad to see FWA go away, but everything has an end, and sometimes the end has to come before the new beginning can happen. So lets all wish Rob the best in the next phase of his life and give The Stranger a big ol' Fuck You for the less-than-stellar way they handled this parting of ways.
Nov 17, 2014 Claypatch commented on Pop Departures Challenges Our Deepest Belief Systems.
@mulata: Heh, it was exactly those images - the "La Cicciolina" - photos that I first experienced the Jeff Koons oeuvre. His artwork - photography, sculpture, installations - are beautiful to look at, in that they are all very well produced, but I find them to be non-compelling, flat, lacking in subtlety. Which may be his point, but so what? Lots of other artists and critics have made great commentary about celebrity culture in very subtle ways. I also thought his "La Cicciolina" photos to be awfully egotistical, in that he is looking at the camera, at the viewer, in all of them, which struck me as him putting up a somewhat "classist" stance; what I mean, is by looking into the camera in all those shots he seemed to be pointing out that he is there and we are "out here", a artificial distance that he put up and controls.
Nov 12, 2014 Claypatch commented on Pop Departures Challenges Our Deepest Belief Systems.
Jeff Koons, really? The man is a colossal fraud. His only real talent is in self-promotion. Lord knows his art is not only ugly but completely superficial, shallow and terribly obvious. Scratch the surface and there is nothing underneath, except his lust for self-aggrandizement and enrichment at the hands of fools who pay way too much money for this pap.
Sep 24, 2014 Claypatch commented on Should We Interview a Candidate for State Supreme Court Who's Been Disbarred?.
While I completely agree with @1 and @2 I also have to think that any lawyer doucherockety enough to have been disbarred should not have his vanity campaign acknowledged.
Sep 22, 2014 Claypatch commented on I Am Leaving The Stranger, Everybody!.
Best of luck Dom. It was always a pleasure reading your impassioned and well written journalism. One of the few bylines in this town worth following.
Sep 8, 2014 Claypatch commented on Guest Editorial: 38 Years Is Too Long to Wait—Seattle Must Defend Every Woman’s Right to Health Care.
Its not so much that it affects anything in the here and now, but adds weight to a national movement, which can take time to build and get momentum. I also completely agree with the sentiment.
Aug 29, 2014 Claypatch commented on What Kind of Idiot Gives a Nine Year Old an Uzi?.
The 9-yr old 2nd Amended her instructor to death.
Aug 20, 2014 Claypatch commented on Last Days.
Amen Auntie Griz, to all you said, amen.
Jul 21, 2014 Claypatch commented on Roughly 100 AIDS Researchers May Have Died in the Airplane Shot Out of the Sky Over Ukraine.
@49 sissoucat: Go back and read your history. It was the 30s and it was Stalin. Lenin wasnt alive long enough to affect any kind of Stalinesque slaughter.